Most employers understand that there is barely any time to gain work experience when furthering your studies, instead they look for the following skills in graduates:  

  • Critical thinking  
  • Good communication 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork
Students graduating

Critical Thinking

Critical thinkers are reflective, independent and competent

They are especially beneficial to employers because they bring creative solutions to the table which will help the company to be innovative and run efficiently .

Good Communication

Employers expect good communication skills, both orally and written. 

You should be able to articulate your thoughts and clearly express them to others. This may include confidently speaking in public or producing a well writing report. 

Strong Work Ethic

Having a strong work ethic lays the foundation for a good employer-employee relationship. This skill is especially important because it showcases personal accountability and productive work habits. 

Employers want to be able to trust their employees and having this skill will do just that. Read more here on how you can improve your work ethic.


In order for businesses to run smoothly, employers need employees that work well together. 

Having the skill that allows you to collaborate effectively will create opportunities for you to produce efficient work and learn from others with diverse backgrounds. 

 Good teamwork skills also showcase the ability to negotiate and manage difference of opinion.


Become Career Ready! 

Bellview Institute offers quality accredited courses for ambitious professionals.

Our career focused programmes are designed to ensure that you can work and study at the same time. At Bellview we are dedicated to giving you exactly what you need, so that you can develop your career.

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Author: Layla Theunissen

Last Updated: 12 January 2021